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Nature & Book Girls Room


My 2-year old daughter Molly has two major areas of interest:  one is reading and the other is nature – birds, trees, and being outdoors.  When the time came to ditch the crib and move to a “big girl bed,” I designed her new room with her interests in mind.  

Design Inspiration

I wanted to design around books and nature.  I was thinking of a cross between a garden and a library - with a girlie touch! 

Decorating Style

Modern & eclectic! 

Project Details

To capture Molly’s interest in reading, I had an idea for artwork on the walls.   I took dozens of the paper book covers (they always fall off and are a nuisance, anyway) and laid them out on two 24x36” canvases, spray mounted them to adhere, and coated them 3 times with Mod Podge Gloss Finish.   

Favorite Items

The framed vintage board game on the wall is from my mother-in-law for Christmas, she got it at the Greenery Antique Shop in Hilton Head.   In about 10 years, it will be over 100 years old and quite valuable.    I thought it was an unexpected touch to the room that worked great!


For more about this project, I wrote about it on my blog:

Rachael Johnson

Monday 5th of March 2012

I love mod podge. What brand and color is the blue on the walls?


Tuesday 14th of February 2012

Here you go Tasha!

Tasha Cune,

Tasha Cune

Tuesday 14th of February 2012

It's so nice to see lots of books in here! I am sure little Molly's gonna be a voracious reader when she grows up. I think the bedding's interesting, too. Too bad you don't have a close-up pic.


Monday 13th of February 2012

Gorgeous room! I totally admire how you played with colors and how each color worked really well with the others. Diggin' that green night table!


Monday 6th of February 2012

cute canvases. Great idea!